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We want to express our gratitude to Yahoo Finance for featuring Laura Fuentes and enabling us to discuss some of the most pressing concerns facing the industry and the company. From claims to the latest FDA ruling prohibiting the sale of all food in which CBD has been added. Let’s recapitulate what was discussed in the interview.

Laura went on to talk about Green Roads’ partnership with the University of Florida to support the growth of hemp in the state as an initiative to make hemp a dynamic industry in Florida. 

Unlike other new industries, the CBD market is ahead of the research and government regulations, but as discussed in the article with the farm bill now in effect, it has “opened up the gates so the other universities could start doing studies.”  At this point, it’s only a matter of time before the true benefits of the compound are discovered. 

One of the major hurdles facing CBD companies like Green Roads is the official classification of the compound. When asked if classified as a pharmacy or natural supplement, Laura confirmed that “we’re not classified as anything, we’re waiting for the FDA to make that decision.” 

Growing in the Face of Uncertainty 

The CBD industry is relatively new. From inconclusive state laws to lack of consistent research, Laura was asked how the company plans to keep on growing in the face of so much uncertainty. 

She stated, “Green Roads is a wellness company. We really concentrate on the final end-user and putting out quality products that everyone can rely on.” She added, “As far as where we’re heading for the future, the public is going to tell us what products they are looking for and what’s working for them.”

Highlight: “It’s like with any new thing out there, we need to discover what is important about it and what is detrimental,” says @greenroadsworld CEO Laura Fuentes about CBD. Talks about how more research will reveal the benefits of CBD. Full interview: pic.twitter.com/8oIxtQa4HO

— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 25, 2019

We are enthusiastic about the future of the industry and the research that is to follow.  In 2017, Forbes placed us as one of the top 10 CBD brands in the country. We’ve also been highlighted in numerous publications including Cosmopolitan, ESPN, NBC, BuzzFeed, CBS, and now Yahoo Finance.

As a result of our commitment to potency and purity,  we have been awarded “Best CBD Product,” “CBD Advocate of the Year” at the 2018 Cannabis Business Awards,  and we are the largest private CBD company in the U.S.

Green Roads CBD

Our obsession with the potency and purity of ingredients, our exclusive formulations, and third-party lab testing are all part of our devotion to our shoppers. It’s no surprise we lead the industry in transparency, and our products are proudly sold in more than 10,000 locations across the U.S.

Our CBD products are produced with hemp grown here in the United States. Each and every batch of our products are examined by an independent lab to guarantee that the contents always match what is on our labels. 

In an extra effort to make the shopping experience more enjoyable, we regularly update the lab results on our website for everyone to access. We offer CBD in many forms; the choice is yours. But as Laura said, “Always consult with your physician or healthcare professional before adding CBD to your regimen.”

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You are here because you have already done your research on CBD, have consulted your physician, and are sure CBD is right for you. Now, among all of the CBD infused products out there, you have chosen the dependable CBD oil to meet your needs. Unfortunately, the labels on your product are not always clear; and you may be wondering how to use CBD oil. 

The next few sections will give a very brief and simplified review on how to take your CBD oil as well as the CBD oil daily dosage you should be administering based on the benefits you intend to receive. Furthermore, because you may not have bought your CBD oil yet, we will also discuss where you can buy it in a reliable, safe and legal manner.

How to use CBD oil

Before we dive into the details on how to take CBD, let’s explore what CBD does and how it interacts with the body. 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) can be found in almost every part of our body- Yes, that includes the nervous system and the immune system. A healthy endocannabinoid system enables homeostasis. This simply means the ECS balances our cells and organs. In order to maintain this balance, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates physical and emotional processes like appetite and mood.

CBD oil (sometimes called CBD sublingual) interacts with the human endocannabinoid system to promote balance among our body’s most extensive regulatory system. There is no application when it comes to CBD. People are starting to turn to the compound for multiple reasons. Although it is still a long way to be considered as medicine, more research continues to provide evidence for its potential use as a daily supplement.

The hemp CBD oil commonly used, specifically for beginners, is the 100mg sublingual oil. This is mainly because 100mg CBD oil is the lowest concentration we offer. Although CBD is relatively safe and well tolerated by the human body, we recommend that you start with a small strength and increase as needed (or as indicated by your healthcare provider). Each serving of 100mg of oil will contain 1mg of CBD.

If this is your first time taking CBD oil, the directions are simple:

  • You must squeeze the dropper to fill it with oil.
  • Next, you will place 1 to 3 drops of CBD oil under your tongue, hence sublingual CBD oil.
  • Once you have placed the CBD oil under your tongue, hold for 10 seconds before swallowing.
How to Determine Your Optimal Daily Dose of CBD?

This is a tricky question, as dosing your hemp-derived CBD oil is not as simple as following a cooking recipe. The amount of CBD oil you use will depend on a wide range of internal factors.

A person taking CBD oil simply to ‘take the edge off’ after work may not be taking the same amount as someone just starting out. Furthermore, your current health status and genetic factors may also dictate the right serving size for you.

Because the research on serving size is somewhat inconclusive, there is really no way for us to tell you exactly how much you should take. As previously mentioned, the only thing we can recommend is that you start with a small strength and continue to increase this dosage until you feel you have reached your optimum level.

Shop Green Roads CBD Products

If you are looking for a reliable way to obtain quality hemp-derived CBD oil, look no further than Green Roads! Green Roads prides itself on its quality CBD oil extracted and manufactured by licensed compounding pharmacists with more than 20 years of experience. For more information regarding CBD and its uses, please visit the Green Roads website.

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When you’re considering whether or not to buy CBD oil online, you may ask yourself about its legality due to the confusing statements of the DEA. Because of this, many are skeptical about the legality of cannabidiol. Therefore, we decided to clear up the air (no pun intended) by breaking down the major factors that come into play for CBD’s legality.

It all begins in the plant’s makeup. As you know Cannabinoids have two famous components, THC and CBD. Of which, the former has psychoactive properties which by law any level past the threshold of .03% makes it illegal. Thus, the legal CBD must be extracted in such a way that it contains less than .03% of THC. Making it non-intoxicating, and acceptable by the United States. 

That’s not all, other factors come into play when it comes to our legal CBD. Here at Green Roads, we are proud to bring you legal CBD to all 50 states and that is also thanks to the 2014 Agricultural Farm Bill.

2014 Farm Bill Is The Key Qualification for Green Roads Hemp

According to the Farm Bill passed in 2014, the state department of agriculture are given permission to grow or cultivate industrial hemp under two conditional programs. The first condition states that the hemp should be cultivated to conduct research under its pilot program, and the second is to grow or cultivate industrial hemp “allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs.”

Green Road’s Raw CBD hemp extracts fall under these categories as Universities and our scientists alike are continuously conducting research on industrially grown hemp making it 100% legal.

All Products Are Entirely THC Free

By the mixture of the two factors stated above, Green Road’s high-quality products are able to be delivered right at your doorstep. The 2014 farm bill, and our trusted scientific production of hemp extracts which are completely THC free.

There you have it! We felt that there was a lot of confusion rising amongst our users when it came to the legality of our products. So, we wanted to reassure our Green Roads community that you are able to browse and order our products with freedom and peace of mind.

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With the outpour of positive reviews that cannabidiol (CBD hemp oil) has received, millions of people have been convinced to give it a try. Especially those who are tired of conventional medicines full of chemicals or having side effects.

There have been numerous studies on the positive impact CBD has had on individuals. The studies showing the positive results of CBD usage have given a notable boost in the sale of derived products especially after the availability of CBD products online.

Experts continue to research more CBD applications in different forms. One of the current booming forms is the skin enhancement industry as topical CBD creams and oils. There are other methods of consumption, which are well known and used according to the preferences of the users. However, the question remains amongst the users and enthusiasts. Which method is right for me?

To answer that question, we must first go back and understand the basics. There are various factors that affect how CBD impacts the body. The fundamental factor is the status of your health condition.

Although these factors are relative to each other, the form in which CBD is consumed can be judged on the basis of its efficacy level. In all, they take a set amount of time to show their results which are also relative to other factors. Here is a brief breakdown of the different forms of ingesting CBD:

1. Sublingual CBD Oils

Consuming CBD oil sublingually is the most preferred method for our customers. There are many sublingual terps and CBD oils available online to choose from. This method takes a few minutes before visibly showing its effects, however, it works as a broad spectrum treatment making it better than inhaling CBD*. As far as the correct dosage of CBD, one must know that the correct dosage of CBD that it varies per person and not per condition.

With that being said, a person may start with one or two full dropper amounts, and hold under your tongue for 30 seconds prior to swallowing. After having done so a few times you should get a better idea if you should move up with the amount you dose or move down.
2. Topical CBD Creams

Although slower on impact, topical CBD application remains in effect for a longer period of time than the above-mentioned methods. If you are looking for uniform and long-lasting effects, topical creams can be convenient for you. Your skin absorbs the ingredients slowly but remains in the system for a longer time. It has been reported as a great go-to cream amongst our community for affected areas that need assistance.

3. CBD edibles

Consuming cannabis in the form of teas, lollipops, candies, etc. has been reported to take around half an hour or so to begin to feel its effect in your system which is further dependent on the dosage of CBD. This is the most convenient mode of consumption because of its ease of ingestion method, specifically for the gummies since it has been known that the human body can breakdown gelatin really well, and its sweet taste. The only thing that you may need to be aware of is that they may show better results if eaten on an empty stomach.

Ready To Give Roads A Try?

Consult with your physician before deciding the dosage and which method of consumption would work best for you. It is not necessary that there has to be some health issue for using CBD derived products, people are using it as a daily supplement. You can order CBD oil online and, remember that all our products contain Non-Detectable THC and are legal in all 50 states.

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Millions are opting for THC-Free Cannabis Oil over conventional medicine to treat themselves. The success of cannabinoids has spread like wildfire, and has helped tremendously to de-stigmatize the plant.

While Cannabidiol oils with THC are only available for medical marijuana patients in legal states, many studies have confirmed THC free CBD to be just as effective to source and treat a variety of problems. It’s been found that pure CBD oil from hemp has helped eplileptic patients, diabetics, insomniacs and more. One of the most important factors when choosing a quality CBD oil is making sure that it’s legally extracted.

What should you look for on the bottle?
  • Hemp production is evolving. The vehicles to consume the plant already include edibles, terps, capsules, teas, and coffee. Don’t prioritize the variety of product when looking for your treatment, but rather look at how the products are being manufactured.
  • Other countries like Russia and China grow hemp in bulk and export it to the United States. However, the United States government has only approved formulations using industrially grown hemp under The Farm Bill Act passed in 2014. Be cautious of manufacturers who are not transparent about their hemp growing process. Make sure the provider grows their hemp in the United States.

  • If a company’s prices are unusually low, this may be a sign that their hemp is imported.
  • Make sure to take a visit to the review section of a provider’s website. See what their customers think about the product, and read some of their testimonials.
  • If you reside in an illegal state, double and triple check that the formulation has Non-Detectable THC.

As with any medicine, the CBD product you decide to purchase should be thoroughly researched. While CBD as a whole is breaking ground as an effective natural remedy, not every company in the industry is selling the same product. Look out for the possibility of illegal hemp, bad reviews and product with false labels.

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The DEA has been receiving questions from the public, namely the Hemp Industries Association who sued over the Drug Enforcement Administration’s attempt to regulate hemp extracts & derivatives as a Schedule I Drug in the Final Rule – the recent Controlled Substance Code Number (drug code) for marijuana extract made effective January 13, 2017. The DEA has come out and clarified their stance in this memo. You have questions, and Cannabis Life Radio breaks down the answers.

What does and doesn’t fall under the drug code? Although the memo says all derivatives of the plant which come from the flowering tops, resin, and leaves of cannabis are considered to be within the Controlled Substances Act’s definition of marijuana, the DEA explains that “if a product, such as oil from cannabis seeds, consisted solely of parts of the cannabis plant excluded from the CSA definition of marijuana, such product WOULD NOT BE INCLUDED in the new drug code (7350) or in the drug code for marijuana (7360), even if it contained trace amounts of cannabinoids.”

What is excluded from the CSA definition of marijuana? The memo states the term marijuana “does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.”

So CBD oil and other extracts are excluded from the CSA’s definition of marijuana, right? Unfortunately this is not true. In the memo, the DEA contradicts the statement with this footnote:

“Nor would such a product (products extracted from the cannabis plant that are excluded from the CSA’s definition of marijuana) be included under drug code 7370 (tetrahydrocannabinols). However, as the Ninth Circuit stated in Hemp II, “when Congress excluded from the definition of marijuana ‘mature stalks of such plant, fiber . . . , [and] oil or cake made from the seeds,’ it also made an exception to the exception, and included ‘resin extracted from’ the excepted parts of the plant in the definition of marijuana, despite the stalks and seed exception.”  Id. at 1018. Thus, if an extract of cannabinoids were produced using extracted resin from any part of the cannabis plant (including the parts excluded from the CSA definition of marijuana), such an extract would be included in the CSA definition of marijuana.”

What does this mean? Regardless that an extract uses only parts of the cannabis plant excluded from the CSA’s definition of marijuana, it is still included in the CSA’s definition of marijuana.

Exemption from the DEA and their clarification

The head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg, stated that hemp farmers and hemp that is grown in accordance with the US Farm Bill is safe from the DEA. More specifically, American hemp grown in accordance with the US Farm Bill as well as products derived from it such as hemp CBD oil, hemp CBD isolate, hemp CBD crystals, hemp CBD edibles, hemp CBD water solubles, and any other hemp CBD products protected from DEA.

Tune into Cannabis Life Radio, Florida’s only cannabis radio show, every Sunday 4-6pm on 850 WFTL or watch the live stream on our Facebook page here

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More and more individuals are turning to cannabinoids over traditional medication. Green Roads CBD comes in various forms of consumption, over 30 different kinds to be exact. And, while that might be a bit overwhelming to choose from, we have you covered. You can learn more about each form and their benefits, here!

If you still need some help in deciding which product to give a try, we have created this top 5 list just for you. These are our 5 most popular items of the past month that you should definitely consider when making a decision of your next purchase:

  1. CBD oil 550 mg

CBD oil tincture with 550 mg of CBD concentration arrives at number one for the month of April. Custom formulated using the top notch CBD extracts, this product gives a broad spectrum effect and it is intended to be used sublingually, and may be also used with a vaporizer as well.

  1. CBD oil 1500 mg

At number two we have the highest concentration of CBD that we offer. The 1500 mg comes in a 30 ML bottle, and offers roughly 50 mg of CBD per ML. The combination of pure CBD isolate, broad spectrum CBD oil, and terpenoids creates a powerful entourage effect where the cannabinoids work together synergistically producing a more physical effect in the body.

  1. CBD oil 350 mg

Our original formula is at number three, this sublingual and vapeable oil comes mixed with a vegetable glycerin base inside a 15 ML bottle. This number one choice amongst beginners, also contains other rich cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, and terpenes.

  1. CBD pain Cream

Coming in at number four is our natural Pain Cream. A hemp based topical thats formulated with a pharmaceutical grade cream base, Menthol, essential oils, and 150 mg of CBD.

  1. CBD Froggies 200 mg Max Strength

One of our newest additions to our edibles collection is our 200 mg Froggies. Off to a hot start, and already in our top five the 200 mg Froggies are a delicious blend of sweet gummy candy thats gluten free and Non- GMO. Offering broad spectrum cannabidiol, the Froggies are an effective delivery system.

Give any of these 5 a try, and to help you get started you can use code: TOP5 at checkout for a special discount!

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Legislation has been introduced into the US House to amend the Controlled Substances Act so marijuana is no longer classified as a Schedule I controlled substance and to exclude cannabidiol (CBD) from the federal definition of cannabis. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, NORML, has launched a letter-writing action campaign in support of the bill.

Other provisions in the measure, HR 715, seek to remove federal regulations restricting cannabis research and seek to limit federal interference in state-authorized medical marijuana programs.

Congress has repeatedly voted in favor of reining in the DEA. Is it ready to take the next step under the new administration?

Twenty-nine states now permit physicians to authorize marijuana therapy to qualified patients. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-mood altering constituent in the cannabis plant that possesses a variety of therapeutic effects, the best known being its anti-seizure properties. Over a dozen states recognize by statute that CBD Oil Products is safe and therapeutically effective.

The government knows the benefits surrounding cannabis

The cannabis plant’s schedule I classification has long been inconsistent with the available evidence. Most recently, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. This finding is incompatible with the plant’s Schedule I status, which opines that it possesses “no accepted medical use in the United States.”

Rescheduling is a partial, not a complete reform

While simply rescheduling marijuana under federal law, rather than descheduling it entirely, will not end federal prohibition, it will bring about some needed changes in the law. At a minimum, it would bring an end to the federal government’s longstanding intellectual dishonesty that marijuana ‘lacks accepted medical use.’

It would also likely permit banks and other financial institutions to work with state-compliant marijuana-related businesses, and permit employers in the cannabis industry to take tax deductions similar to those enjoyed by other businesses. Rescheduling would also likely bring some level of relief to federal employees subject to random workplace drug testing for off-the-job cannabis consumption.

“For these reasons, we urge your support for HR 715,” noted a spokesperson for NORML, “while also recognizing that ultimately cannabis must be removed from the Controlled Substances Act altogether. Passage of HR 715 is a first step in this process.”

– Theleafonline.com: Paul Armentano

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President Donald Trump has been announcing his nominations for the various positions in his administration since securing the election in November. Many of his choices have sparked concern among members of the cannabis industry, but one potential individual could have the opposite effect.

Recently, the Trump team met with two potential candidates for FDA Commissioner, one of whom was Jim O’Neill, the Wall Street Journal reports. O’Neill is a Silicon Valley investor with a history of supporting legalization efforts and the legal cannabis industry as a whole.

O’Neill served as a founding member of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform in 2012, and currently works as managing director for Mithril Capital Management, a venture capital firm that was co-founded by pro-legalization billionaire Peter Thiel. While O’Neill would surely be an unconventional choice for FDA Commissioner — he’s primarily an investor and businessman, not a scientist or medical expert — that hasn’t been a stopping factor for President Trump in any of his other nominations.

His consideration for the position was first hinted at in early December but it wasn’t until recently that talks between O’Neill and the Trump administration were confirmed.

Critics of O’Neill say he is a dangerous radical that would lower restrictions on drug and treatment testing, which could result in medications being prescribed to patients before they have been properly tested for efficacy. However, the FDA’s current restrictions have proven detrimental to medical cannabis research and product development, and loosening those rules is one of our best bets for getting MMJ products considered to be part of mainstream medicine.

Many predict that, if confirmed as FDA Commissioner, O’Neill would create an environment that would be friendlier to innovations in the medical field.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

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The HIA has filed a petition for a review of the DEA’s recent internal changes which gave a specific code to CBD and CBD-derived products.

Back in December, we wrote about a statement issued by the DEA that said that under “Final Rule—Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract” that a specific code for CBD and products containing cannabinoid would be established. This move immediately triggered confusion and uncertainty in the hemp industry.

Now the Hemp Industries Association, along with other companies, have officially filled a petition for review of this change. The petitioners are seeking clear judicial answers to the possible implications of this type of change. While the DEA said this change was only to improve the internal tracking of CBD in medicinal research, many argue that the move classifies CBD as a Schedule 1 drug – which is a power that the DEA doesn’t have.

“The DEA’s attempt to regulate hemp derived products containing cannabinoids lawfully sourced under the CSA [Controlled Substances Act], and farmed and produced under the Farm Bill in states like Kentucky and Colorado, is not only outside the scope of their power, it’s an attempt to rob us of hemp’s economic opportunity,” said Colleen Keahey, Executive Director of the HIA in their statement.

Placing a substance on the Schedule 1 Drug list requires a congressional vote and that is why so many are in the industry are up in arms. Currently, CBD is not specified under the Controlled Substances Act has an illegal substance. This allows for hemp seed and oil, and products derived from these substances to legally function in the United States.

“Over a decade ago, the Ninth Circuit held that non-psychoactive hemp is not controlled by the CSA,” stated Patrick Goggin, co-counsel for the HIA. “The DEA is again attempting to schedule under the CSA cannabinoids and non-psychoactive hemp beyond its authority. We believe the Ninth Circuit will invalidate this rule just like it did in 2004.”

(Editor’s Note: DEA Speaks on New CBD Ruling Our original article on this issue provides great background information. We recommend checking out )

The HIA isn’t the only organization to act against the DEA’s actions. Americans for Safe Access, a nonprofit working to gain access to medicinal cannabis for people around the country supported a petition calling for the DEA to clarify their statement. The petition, circulating on Change.org, has gathered over 100,000 signatures thus far.

You can check out the HIA’s full petition by clicking here.

– Source: The Weed Blog by C.M. Watts

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